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Queen searches for help online

BRITISH Queen Elizabeth II is offering Internet-savvy subjects the option of applying for a job at her palace through her newly revamped Website, royal officials said yesterday.

First launched in 1997, the queen's purple-toned site provides pictures, news and background on the monarch and her family. Officials said the improved site will now have a direct link to the videos carried on YouTube's royal channel, integration with Google Maps and a new section on the queen's pets.

Those interested in seeing Her Majesty up close will have the chance to submit their job applications to Buckingham Palace and book interviews over the Internet.

Although openings are already posted online ?? a selection includes trainee butler and housekeeping assistant, a palace spokesman said the new Website would have much more "about what it's liketo work here at the royal household" - including information about the social side to serving the queen.

Those interested in following the queen's movements can now track the royal diary of engagements using Google's geolocation software, andanimal lovers can keep up with the Queen's corgis.


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